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Employment at Ferris State University

Working at Ferris & KCAD

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Ferris and KCAD were founded to move people and ideas forward at the speed of industry. This continues today with our focus on hands-on instruction and real-world experience. We align ourselves with our core values of collaboration, diversity, ethical community, excellence, and learning and opportunity, all to help our students build more than just a class schedule, but a career. Start exploring your opportunities now.

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Living in West Michigan

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Ferris State campus in downtown Grand Rapids

Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, and Beyond

Ferris' main campus is located in Big Rapids, a mid-sized city with a small-town feel and big-city resources. Here, you are an hour from downtown Grand Rapids – Michigan's second largest city, the shores of Lake Michigan and just minutes from outdoor adventure. Ferris also has campuses in over 20 cities in Michigan, including Ferris’ Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) located in the heart of the creative community of downtown Grand Rapids.

Hear from Our Team

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Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit:

Applicants requiring accommodation or assistance completing an application or participating in the hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (231) 591-2150 or [email protected].